Tina Maze becomes sixth woman to win in all five Alpine Ski World Cup disciplines
Last Updated: 13/01/13 2:22pm
Tina Maze: Has now won a World Cup race in all five alpine skiing disciplines
Tina Maze became only the sixth woman to record World Cup victories in all five alpine skiing disciplines as she won the super-G in St Anton on Sunday.
The Slovenian completed the course in 1 minute 16.55 seconds to finally claim her first super-G success after eight previous podium places.
The 29-year-old joins Lindsey Vonn, Janica Kostelic, Anja Paerson, Pernilla Wiberg and Petra Kronberger as the female skiers to have won in every discipline.
"It was a big dream. I'd been thinking about winning in all five disciplines for a long time. I knew I had a good chance here and I gave it my all because I knew it was really a chance not to be missed," Maze said.
"It's a great reward for me and a great achievement for my team. For a such a small team to achieve what we're doing this season is simply extraordinary. I'm over the moon."
It was a close run thing, however, as Maze edged out home favourite Anna Fenninger by just 0.04 seconds on the Klaus Schranz piste in Austria.
Swiss skier Fabienne Suter completed the podium, with Vonn 0.01s further back in fourth place.
In the overall World Cup standings, Maze now has a massive 545-point lead over Maria Hoefl-Riesch, who could only manage fifth position in St Anton.